In this communication we report 6 cases of lichen planopilaris. We feel that the disease called lichen spinulosus and folliculitis decalvans (Little) and lichen planus et acuminatus atrophicans (Feldman) is one and the same as that recognized and fully described by Pringle (lichen planopilaris). We should like to emphasize that follicular lichen planus (lichen planopilaris) when it affects the scalp may simulate the end stage of pseudopelade (Brocq).
In 1895 Pringle1 reported that follicular lesions were to be seen in lichen planus, and he called this condition lichen planopilaris (follicular type of lichen planus). He observed a patient with "a patch of lichen planus, the size of half a crown, on the right arm... and a band of lichen pilaris on either side of the neck." Two years later he2 reported a similar case. A third case was that of a 69 year old man who had, in